Introducing Bernandi Desanda
I draw whatever I want.
Bernandi Desanda is an Indonesian artist known for his paintings, drawings, and digital works. He acts as a storyteller, combining creatures and characters in a loose, organic manner. Whether his subjects are familiar or alien, they speak to a cultural memory of comics, cartoons, and simpler times.
Desanda’s paintings usually consist of busy collages, so intertwined they almost read as a fabric or pattern. In contrast to his thickly settled designs, Desanda’s latest works on paper rely on sparse lines and negative space. The crayon-like effect of the oil pastels pair perfectly to the nostalgic subject matter, with many of the pieces featuring anime series and video game characters from decades past.
Universes collide in Desanda’s works on paper. In one such piece, Pepe Super Saiyan, internet meme Pepe joins forces with extraterrestrials from the Dragon Ball series. Another shows a combination of popular Pokemon Snorax, and Transformers model Rx-78-2, appropriately named Snorax RX. By intersecting worlds, Desanda highlights how vast of an influence media has over our collective youth. The characters have the power to remain in our imagination, even as adults.
Desanda’s works are so charming because of the emotional response they invoke. Their relaxed nature transfers almost immediately to the viewer. His drawings have the ability to put hectic minds at ease and a smile on the faces of those who remember.
Desanda’s works will be available at Guy Hepner Editions starting Thursday, April 7th at 2PM EST. For more information on work by Bernandi Desanda or presale opportunities, contact firstname.lastname@example.org new email.